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Thread: Temp controller works on laptop, not on M10000 any ideas?

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    Temp controller works on laptop, not on M10000 any ideas?

    Like the title says, I've got the temperature controller working on the laptop via USB serial controller. When I plug it into the M10000, the serial port is seen BUT I'm getting garbage thru the port.

    The only difference I can think of is that the laptop is P4 and the Via is P3 type spec...

    .NET update is fully installed, ALL updates installed

    Anyone have any ideas?

    The free code being used to test is available at
    http://nashdb.tripod.com/K145.htm

    Guino: I know you've got this running... do you have a test proggy available for the m10000

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    You don't need any test program for those kits.. just open hyperterminal, set the COM port number, select 2400 8 None 1 None and you should see the termperature data come in... if it doesnt, then there must be something wrong with your serial port or with your cable.. I have burnt serial ports in the past by plugging bad circuits or wiring into it.. so if this doesn't work, try something else on the serial port to verify it works. The worst I've see it happen on mine is that it would freeze up, and the reason was because one of my sensors was outside on rain/snow and was shorting out.. eventually that sensor quit for good and it's always worked since.. just need to order another sensor ($7) and put it in (perhaps on a better location this time)..
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    Wel, I know there's nothing wrong with the port because like I said, it's working perfectly when plugged into the laptop.. might be a "noise" issue, I'll give hyperterm a try

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    Error, shoot operator, (I was trying to read com3 GPS interface... oops)!! Damned usb serial sat itself on COM9

    NOW to fix the skin


    Thanks for the help Guino

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